Join us for Bluegrass Pugfest

Save The Date: June 1-2nd 2024. Bluegrass Pugfest is a celebration of the Pug and a social event for humans, Pugs, and non-Pug family members held annually to benefit Pug rescue organizations nationwide. Attendees can browse over 50,000 square feet of vendors, silent auctions, rescue booths, and Pug competitions (costumes, races, custard eating, talent, King/Queen, and more).

For those who came to love Milwaukee Pugfest, this event will be true to the traditions while adding new and exciting components. The event was previously held in Milwaukee (Milwaukee Pugfest) for 15 consecutive years before moving to Kentucky. Over 3,200 people and 2,000 Pugs attended the event each year. Bluegrass Pugfest, Inc. is a Kentucky non-profit corporation with federal tax exemption status under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.

The event will provide fun and entertainment for the attendees while protecting and advancing the interest of Pug dogs by encouraging responsible Pug ownership. The event shall also raise awareness of the plight of Pugs used solely as breeding stock without concern for their welfare and assist in efforts to further the prevention of cruelty to animals and humane education.

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Official After-Party

June 1st, 2024, at PG&J’s Dog Park Bar for the Official Bluegrass Pugfest After-PAWty and Rescue Raffle. 21+ Inside Bar & Park  *Front Lot: Family Friendly Event with Games and Food Trucks.  More details to come.

  • Raffle to Benefit Pug Rescue Organizations
  • Food Trucks
  • Pug Activities
  • Pugfest King & Queen Appearance
  • Photo Backdrop

Pugfest “PUGtails”
• PUGloma
• Rum GRUMble
• PUGalicious Lemonade